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    Created on Thursday, 07 January 2021. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Digital Assessments must be accessible to all learners including students with disabilities or additional support needs. In this blog we explore what this means and how to create accessible assessments. More students in more schools and local authorities are being provided with personal devices, and...

    Created on Friday, 12 June 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Learners who use technology to read and access text need their textbooks in a digital format - so where can we get digital textbooks? Find out in this blog. Many learners with additional support needs have difficulty with ordinary paper textbooks and learning materials. Perhaps your son or daughter ...

    Created on Monday, 25 May 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    With so many children and young people learning at home through digital technology, it's vital that digital learning resources are properly accessible for all learners, including those with Additional Support Needs. Here's some hints and tips on how to do it. Why must our digital learning r...

    Created on Wednesday, 06 May 2020. Posted by Shirley Lawson

    There is no question this is a challenging time for parents who are working at home while supporting children with their education and perhaps looking after family and friends also.  We are here to provide technology advice and support for teachers and for parents of pupils with Additional Supp...

    Created on Friday, 01 May 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    There are so many web sites and online sources offering information and advice for parents that I hesitate to add to them, but in speaking to many folk I find that not everyone is aware of what is out there. Here are a few if you're struggling to find help.   Information and advice is good ...

    Created on Wednesday, 22 April 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    On Monday, Scottish Government published guidance for home learning and suggested that parents should look on our web site to find out about tools to help, such as 'overlays and text to speech'. Yesterday I posted about colour overlays. Today here's an introduction to text-to-speech. Why...

    Created on Tuesday, 21 April 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Guidance from Scottish Government published yesterday suggested that parents should look on our web site to find out about tools to help with home learning, such as 'overlays and text to speech'. Here's where to find the information on overlays. We'll do text to speech tomorrow. Why ...

    Created on Friday, 17 April 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Connect are running an online survey to gather the voices of parents and carers and the findings after one week give us insight to how families across Scotland are coping with the impact of Covid-19. On Wednesday 1st April, Connect (formerly the Scottish Parent Teacher Council) launched a survey ask...

    Created on Tuesday, 07 April 2020. Posted by Paul Nisbet

    Playing games is (or should be) fun, motivating and sociable. Here are some offers of games-based digital learning for use at home during Covid-19 school closures.  Sumdog Sumdog offers online maths and spelling games-based practice tool that can be used to support home learning during school c...